undecanoic acid

noun
un·​dec·​a·​no·​ic acid | \ ¦ən¦dekə¦nōik- \

Definition of undecanoic acid

: a crystalline acid CH3(CH2)9COOH usually made by hydrogenation of undecylenic acid

called also undecylic acid

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History and Etymology for undecanoic acid

undecane + -oic

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“Undecanoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undecanoic%20acid. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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